Official Rules

KEEPER OF THE MAINE OUTDOORS PRIZE PACK GIVEAWAY

1.NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBTED BY LAW.

2.Sponsor; Administrator: The Sponsor of the “Keeper of the Maine Outdoors” Prize Pack Giveaway (the “Giveaway”) is Maine Department of Inland Fisheries & Wildlife and the Independent Giveaway Administrator is Rinck Advertising.

3.Dates of the Giveaway: The Giveaway takes place from 2:00:01 p.m. Eastern Time September 6th, 2017 through 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time on March 23rd, 2018. The Administrator’s computer is the official clock for the Giveaway. All entries must be received by Sponsor within the Giveaway Term.

4.Acceptance of Official Rules: By entering, you agree to be bound by these official Giveaway rules (these “Official Rules”).

5. Eligibility: No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win this Giveaway.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning a prize.  The Giveaway is open to residents in the United States, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of Giveaway entry.  Each entrant must have a unique, valid email address.  Each entrant may use only one email address to enter.  Entrants who create and/or use multiple email addresses will be ineligible. Entrants may not be employees of Sponsor, or of its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, partners, advertising or promotion agencies, retail partners, or prize donors, nor may they be members of the immediate families of any of the foregoing, or persons living in their households.  Entries are limited to individuals only: commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible.  THE GIVEAWAY IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW and is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. 

6. How to Enter:  Entrant may enter the Giveaway without purchase by completing the Giveaway entry form available through Sponsor’s designated website. Only on-line entries accepted or permitted.

To enter via Website: Entrants may enter through Sponsor’s promotional website by visiting www.keeperofthemaineoutdoors.org (the “Website”) and completing the Keeper of the Maine Outdoors quiz followed by filling out every required field in the entry form OR by signing up for the monthly e-newsletter and filling out every required field in the entry form. Once the Entrant has successfully entered the Giveaway, they will receive on-screen notification confirming that the entry has been received. All requested information on the entry form at the Website must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win.

5. Eligibility: No purchase or payment is necessary to enter or win this Giveaway.  A purchase will not increase your chances of winning a prize.  The Giveaway is open to residents in the United States, who are 18 years of age or older at the time of Giveaway entry.  Each entrant must have a unique, valid email address.  Each entrant may use only one email address to enter.  Entrants who create and/or use multiple email addresses will be ineligible. Entrants may not be employees of Sponsor, or of its parent company, subsidiaries, affiliated companies, partners, advertising or promotion agencies, retail partners, or prize donors, nor may they be members of the immediate families of any of the foregoing, or persons living in their households.  Entries are limited to individuals only: commercial enterprises and business entities are not eligible.  THE GIVEAWAY IS VOID WHERE PROHIBITED OR RESTRICTED BY LAW and is subject to applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. 

6. How to Enter:  Entrant may enter the Giveaway without purchase by completing the Giveaway entry form available through Sponsor’s designated website. Only on-line entries accepted or permitted.

To enter via Website: Entrants may enter through Sponsor’s promotional website by visiting www.keeperofthemaineoutdoors.org (the “Website”) and completing the Keeper of the Maine Outdoors quiz followed by filling out every required field in the entry form OR by signing up for the monthly e-newsletter and filling out every required field in the entry form. Once the Entrant has successfully entered the Giveaway, they will receive on-screen notification confirming that the entry has been received. All requested information on the entry form at the Website must be completed to enter and to be eligible to win.

Limit: One (1) entry per Entrant per Giveaway period, 2:00:01 p.m. Eastern Time September 6th, 2017 to 11:59:59 p.m. Eastern Time March 23rd, 2018. Incomplete entries will not be considered.  Duplicate entries by the same person will NOT be accepted.  Limit: one (1) Prize per person.  Winners will be selected at random from among all eligible entries once at or near the end of each prize period. Once an entrant has become eligible for a prize, that entrant’s entry will be withdrawn from future drawings. All entries become the property of Sponsor and will not be returned.  All entries are subject to Sponsor’s Privacy Policy found at http://keeperofthemaineoutdoors.org/privacy-policy/. Sponsor’s computer is the official time keeping device for the Giveaway. 

7.  Use of Entrant’s Information Provided: Entrants are providing information to Sponsor.  Sponsor uses third parties to help administer this Giveaway.  Such third parties will have access to entrant’s personal information to help administer this Giveaway. By entering, you accept all Giveaway rules. All entries, and all legal rights and interests in them, including the rights of copyright, become the exclusive property of Sponsor, who reserves the right to edit, adapt, copyright, publish, transfer and use any or all of them in all media worldwide, including the Internet, without compensation to you or any third party and will not be acknowledged or returned, or any portion thereof.  By accepting a prize, the winner agrees to the release of any entry information, including but not limited to your first name, last name, location, and any such information may be posted and publicly available on the Website or used for publicity purposed, where permitted by law.

8. Prizes:

A. Weekly Prize.

Twenty Seven (27) Weekly Prize Packs (“Prize Pack”): There will be 28 weekly Prize Pack winners will be selected from one of 28 random drawings to take place on or about 9/15/17, 9/22/17, 9/29/17, 10/6/17, 10/13/17, 10/20/27, 11/3/17, 11/10/17, 11/17/17, 11/24/17, 12/1/17, 12/8/17, 12/15/17, 12/22/17, 12/29/17, 1/5/18, 1/12/18, 1/19/18, 1/26/18, 2/2/18, 2/9/18, 2/16/18, 2/23/18, 3/2/18, 3/9/18, 3/16/18 and 3/23/18.
Prize Pack includes the following items:
One (1) Keeper of the Maine Outdoors sticker badge.
One (1) Keeper of the Maine Outdoors branded water bottle.
One (1) Keeper of the Maine Outdoors branded hat.

Please note: The value of this prize pack is $25.00.

9. Awarding of Prizes: One (1) Prize Pack will be awarded each week throughout the duration of the Giveaway. The Prize Pack winner will be selected randomly on or about each Friday at 11:59:00 am each week from all eligible entries by authorized personnel of Sponsor. Prize winners are subject to verification, including verification of age. Each potential Winner will be contacted via email to the email address under which the entry was made. Prizes will be fulfilled four (4) to six (6) weeks following the winner’s notification. All prize winners are solely responsible for all applicable federal, state, and local taxes. In the event that there is an insufficient number of eligible entries, Sponsor reserves the right not to award the prizes. Sponsor may substitute a prize of equal or greater value. Each form of notification will advise the individual that he/she is a winner and Sponsor will provide information on how to collect the prize. Each prize winner must respond within seven (7) days, or will forfeit the prize and another prize winner will be selected. In the event that a prize winner cannot be contacted, another prize winner may be chosen. The return of any prize notification or prize as undeliverable or any other noncompliance with these Official Rules may result in forfeiture of the prize.

10. Prize Restrictions; Use of Name/Voice/Likeness: Prizes are not transferable, redeemable for cash, or exchangeable for any other prize, unless specifically permitted under these Official Rules. Unless expressly prohibited by law, acceptance of any prize offered constitutes permission for Sponsor and Administrator to use the name, voice, and/or likeness (photo, videotape or film) and basic personal information of any and all prize winners in any media now known or hereafter developed, for purposes of advertising and promotion, including posting on Sponsor’s and Administrator’s website, worldwide and in perpetuity, without further compensation to the participants.

11. Odds of Winning: The odds of winning depend upon the number of eligible entries received during the Giveaway Period.

12. Conditions of Participation: Persons who are found and/or determined to violate any term of these Official Rules, gain unfair advantage in participating in the Giveaway, or obtain winner status using fraudulent means will be immediately disqualified. Unsportsmanlike, illegal, disruptive, annoying, harassing, or threatening behavior is prohibited and will also result in immediate disqualification. The Sponsor will interpret these Official Rules and resolve any disputes, conflicting claims, or ambiguities concerning the rules or the Giveaway and the Sponsor’s decisions concerning such disputes shall be final. If for any reason the Giveaway is not capable of being conducted as described in these Official Rules, Sponsor shall have the right to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend the Giveaway. In the event of a dispute over the identity of an entrant, entry will be deemed submitted by the authorized holder of the email account. All decisions will be made by the Sponsor and are final in all respects. The Sponsor’s failure to enforce any term of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision. The Sponsor reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to disqualify any individual who violates these Official Rules or applicable law, tampers with the entry process or the operation of the Giveaway, engages in any conduct detrimental to Sponsor, Administrator, the Giveaway or any other entrant (in each case as determined in Sponsor’s sole discretion), to lock out any individual whose eligibility is in question, and to cancel, terminate, modify, or suspend these Giveaway at any time. WARNING: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PERSON TO DELIBERATELY UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE GIVEAWAY IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS AND SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, THE SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK FROM ANY SUCH PERSON DAMAGES AND ANY OTHER REMEDIES AVAILABLE TO THE SPONSOR TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW.

13. Release: Unless prohibited by law, each participant hereby releases the Sponsor, Administrator, and their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising and promotion agencies and their respective directors, officers, employees, representatives, and agents from any and all liabilities, losses, damages, claims, and actions of any kind in connection with the Giveaway or arising or resulting in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from acceptance, possession, use or misuse of a prize, participation in the Giveaway and any participation in any activity relating to the Giveaway, including without limitation any and all injuries, loss, harm, damage of any kind to person or property, including death, and claims based on publicity rights, privacy, or defamation. Sponsor and its parent, subsidiaries, and affiliated companies are not responsible for lost, late, incomplete, inaccurate, stolen, damaged, delayed, misdirected, undelivered, or garbled entries or free Code requests, or for lost, interrupted or unavailable network, server, Internet service provider, website, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties, or other errors or difficulties of any kind whether human, mechanical, electronic, computer, network, typographical, printing or otherwise relating to or in connection with the Giveaway, including, without limitation, errors or difficulties which may occur in connection with the administration of the Giveaway, the processing of entries, the announcement of the prize winner’s prize or in any Giveaway-related materials. Upon the occurrence of any of the foregoing, Sponsor reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or terminate these Giveaway without liability or recourse at its sole discretion.

14. Limitation of Liability: IN NO EVENT WILL THE SPONSOR, ADMINISTRATOR, THEIR RESPECTIVE PARENTS, AFFILIATES, SUBSIDIARIES, RELATED COMPANIES, THEIR RESPECTIVE ADVERTISING OR PROMOTION AGENCIES OR THEIR RESPECTIVE OFFICERS, DIRECTORS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES AND AGENTS, BE RESPONSIBLE OR LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OR LOSSES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR ACCESS AND SUBMISSION TO, AND USE OF THE GIVEAWAY AND/OR THE PRIZES THAT ARE AWARDED UNDER THESE GIVEAWAY. SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES. IN THOSE JURISDICTIONS, THESE PROVISIONS SHALL BE ENFORCED TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW. CHECK YOUR LOCAL LAWS FOR ANY RESTRICTIONS OR LIMITATIONS REGARDING THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS.

15. Disclaimer of Warranties: THE GIVEAWAY AND THE PRIZES ARE PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

16. Taxes: Any valuation of the prizes stated above is based on available information provided by or to the Sponsor, and the value of any prize awarded to a winner may be reported for tax purposes as required by law. Each winner is solely responsible for reporting and paying any and all applicable federal, state and local taxes related to the prize(s) and paying any expenses associated with any prizes which are not specifically provided for in the Official Rules. Any person winning over $600 in prizes will receive an IRS form 1099 at the end of the calendar year and a copy of such form will be filed with the IRS.

17. Governing Law and Jurisdiction: This Giveaway is governed by U.S. law and is subject to all applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation, and enforceability of these Official Rules, or the rights and obligations of entrant in connection with this Giveaway, are governed by, and shall be construed in accordance with, the laws of the state of Texas, U.S.A., without giving effect to its conflict of laws rules. Any dispute arising in connection with these Giveaway will be adjudicated solely in the courts situated in the state of Texas, county of Dallas.

18. Privacy: The information provided on the Giveaway Website will be subject to the Privacy Policy at http://keeperofthemaineoutdoors.org/privacy-policy/

19. Winners’ List: All prize winner names will be made available by mail upon written request to Administrator at the address below. Please include a stamped, self-addressed return envelope and mail your request by March 26th, 2018. “Keeper of the Maine Outdoors” Giveaway Administrator: Rinck Advertising, 113 Lisbon Street, Lewiston, Maine, 04240.

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